Raheem Sterling has tweeted his disappointment at England fans who booed Joe Gomez as the Liverpool defender was brought on in the Three Lions’ 7-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Montenegro on Thursday.
The pair were involved in an altercation at St George’s Park earlier in the week after tension between them in Liverpool’s 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester City on Sunday.
Sterling, who watched from the stands having been dropped for the game as a result, had already taken full responsibility for the incident, but felt the need to repeat his comments after Thursday’s game.
Sterling wrote on Twitter: “To all the England fans, I wanted to leave things at it was but tonight I have to speak again.
“It was hard for me to see my team-mate get booed for something that was my fault.
“Joe hasn’t done anything wrong and for me to see someone who keeps his head down and works hard especially after a difficult week for him to be booed when he came on tonight was wrong.
“I’ve taken full responsibility and accepted the consequence. I felt as though I had to say this, get home safe everyone.”